The Student Desktop gives you access to a range of general and course specific software, and provides a consistent study environment where your files are always available to you. The Student Desktop is available to all students, both in the student computing labs and running on your own computer anytime and anywhere via the internet.

Your department may have provided you with a computer to use during your postgraduate studies. If this computer is Student Desktop Locked, you will be required to sign in with your University student username and password every time you turn it on. This means you will have access to your personal H:\ Drive and OneDrive for reliable storage. You will also be able to access all the free software that is pre-loaded onto the Student Desktop.

Saving and document storage with Student Desktop
Software available on Student Desktop/Staff Desktop

If you need special software installed on the Student Desktop (for example, SAS, MYOB, AutoCAD, etc.) your supervisor will need to apply for it using the form below. If there is a licence fee, the department will have to approve payment:

Virtual Staff & Student Desktop—Software Request

If your computer is Student Desktop Unlocked, you will not be required to sign in to your desktop whenever you turn it on. However you will not be working in the actual Student Desktop environment, which means you won't have access to your H:\ Drive, OneDrive, or any of the software available on the Student Desktop.

If your departmentally-provided computer is Student Desktop Unlocked you can still use it to access the Student Desktop by installing the Citrix Workspace app (formerly known as Citrix Receiver):

Installing Citrix Receiver/Workspace

Last updated 08/11/2021 02.48 PM

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